- 55 guest reviews
"The Crown is a wonderful Country Inn John & Sue are the most welcoming of hosts and the staff are both efficient warm and friendly. We enjoy..."
"The pub was warm and inviting with a real log fire roaring. All of the staff were extremely polite and helpful. The room was spacious and ha..."
"What a find! A warm welcome, great customer service and very friendly locals ! We were given a fantastic room - big and very comfortable wit..."
"Lovely place, very friendly and professional staff. Room was spotless, warm and comfy...."
"We had a two night winter break here. We found the hotel stunning, it was packed with period features, the staff were genuinely helpful and..."
About the hotel
The Crown at Marnhull is steeped in history. It has been used as a pub and has been serving customers since the time of King Henry the eighth. The thatched part of the building dates back to the 16th century and has as far as possible remained untouched.
A priest hole is still visable in the bar that linked the pub to the nearby St Gregory`s church. Thomas Hardy was a frequent visitor to The Crown and the pub features in his most famous novel, Tess of the D`urbervilles as ` The Pure Drop Inn` situated in the village of Marlot. (Marnhull). Nowadays, The Crown boasts 5 en suite letting bedrooms. Spacious and fully equipped, huge fluffy towels, flat screen HD TV`s with Freeview, stereo system, tea and coffee making facilities, room safe, free WIFI, power showers and deep roll top baths or a wet room supplied with toiletries. In our pub we are open 11:30 - 3pm Monday to Friday, and all day at the weekends, you will find food served 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 9pm. We use only the freshest local ingredients that Dorset`s fine larder has to offer. Our eggs are all free range, vegetables are used in season and we try to cut out food miles by buying fresh and local. All our dishes are homemade and cooked to order. The main bar `The Pure Drop Inn` is open all day serving quality real ales, wines and soft drinks or even just a coffee by the roaring log fire.
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- Car parking available onsite
- Restaurant, Bar
- Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
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- Until 11:00 hours
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- Pets are not allowed
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96% would recommend it to a friend
Fantastic Easter Break
The Crown is a wonderful Country Inn John & Sue are the most welcoming of hosts and the staff are both efficient warm and friendly.
We enjoyed a four night break at the Crown, but if felt more like we were visiting family than staying at a hotel. We would highly recommend this destination to anyone. thanks John, Sue and team for a wonderful break.
A pleasant experience
The pub was warm and inviting with a real log fire roaring.
All of the staff were extremely polite and helpful. The room was spacious and had everything I needed. I ate in the pub in the evening and would certainly recommend the cod loin. I would most most certainly stay again if I returned to the area.